In this paper we introduce the idea of interaction with networks of socially intelligent objects as a way of supporting tourists and introducing them to the culture of a territory and as a way of maintaing the cultural heritage of a territory alive. We illustrate this idea with an application we designed in the field of gastronomy. Socially intelligent objects are able to maintain and aggregate knowledge about themselves and their world and are able to establish social relations with other objects and people. In this way they become hubs which allow tourists to get in touch with the world of the objects which is made of a territory, its culture and traditions, people and other objects. We support natural forms of interaction without requiring any electronic infrastructring of the objects. In particular, we designed an interaction paradigm supporting a playful enhancing experience when interacting with objects. We also support a continuum of experience in the real and virtual world.

Interacting with a Social Web of Smart Objects for Enhancing Tourist Experiences

CENA, Federica;BIAMINO, Giulia;CARMAGNOLA, Francesca;CHIABRANDO, ELISA;CONSOLE, Luca;FURNARI, ROBERTO;GENA, Cristina;GRILLO, PIERLUIGI;LIKAVEC, Silvia;LOMBARDI, ILARIA;MIOLI, MICHELE;PERRERO, Monica;PICARDI, Claudia;PROTTI, FEDERICA;RAPP, AMON;SIMEONI, ROSSANA;THESEIDER DUPRE', Daniele;TORRE, Ilaria;VERNERO, FABIANA
2012

Abstract

In this paper we introduce the idea of interaction with networks of socially intelligent objects as a way of supporting tourists and introducing them to the culture of a territory and as a way of maintaing the cultural heritage of a territory alive. We illustrate this idea with an application we designed in the field of gastronomy. Socially intelligent objects are able to maintain and aggregate knowledge about themselves and their world and are able to establish social relations with other objects and people. In this way they become hubs which allow tourists to get in touch with the world of the objects which is made of a territory, its culture and traditions, people and other objects. We support natural forms of interaction without requiring any electronic infrastructring of the objects. In particular, we designed an interaction paradigm supporting a playful enhancing experience when interacting with objects. We also support a continuum of experience in the real and virtual world.
ENTER2012 eTourism Present and Future Services and Applications
Helsingborg, Sweden
24-27 January 2012
Proceedings of ENTER2012, eTourism Present and Future Services and Applications
SpringerWienNewYork
179
190
9783709111413
Social web of things; Social web; Semantic web; Social intelligence; Cultural heritage; Eno-gastronomy
Federica Cena; Fabrizio Antonelli; Giulia Biamino; Francesca Carmagnola; Elisa Chiabrando; Luca Console; Vincenzo Cuciti; Matteo Demichelis; Franco Fassio; Fabrizio Franceschi; Roberto Furnari; Cristina Gena; Marina Geymonat; Piercarlo Grimaldi; Pierluigi Grillo; Elena Guercio; Silvia Likavec; Ilaria Lombardi; Dario Mana; Alessandro Marcengo; Michele Mioli; Mario Mirabelli; Monica Perrero; Claudia Picardi; Federica Protti; Amon Rapp; Roberta Sandon; Rossana Simeoni; Daniele Theseider Dupré; Ilaria Torre; Andrea Toso; Fabio Torta; Fabiana Vernero
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